John E. "Jack" Reed, died Sunday, November 7, 2021, at his home in Stoughton, after a long period of declining health. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Jamaica Plain and was a graduate of Boston Trade High School. Jack was a proud Veteran of the US Navy, serving for over for almost 4 years. After his Honorable Discharge in October of 1962, he returned home to Boston. Jack was a resident of Stoughton for many years, previously living in Norwood for over 26 years. In April of 2004, he married Bianka Nebel, his longtime girlfriend and life partner. He was a dedicated longtime employee of Roche Brothers and Sudbury Farms, serving in many different capacities throughout their stores, retiring after 52 years of loyal employment. A lover of all animals both big and small, he had a special place in his heart for his cats, Magic, Evie and Christy. Jack's generous, helpful nature and his patience were traits that allowed him to easily make friends and influence people in a positive manner, both in and out of the workplace. He was a lover of sports, enjoyed watching football and loved spending time in the hot sun. Whether mowing his lawn, being outside with family and friends or swimming, Jack loved the hot weather, the hotter the better. He In his free time, he enjoyed playing Keno and scratch tickets at Bob's Famous Foodmart in Stoughton, dining out at the Chateau and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by his children, Debbie Vassallo and her husband Steven of Lakeville and John E. Reed, Jr. of Hyde Park. He was the grandfather of Christopher Devin Reed. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.
Private family services were held with a Burial with Military Honors rendered at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, State House Room 546, Boston, MA 02133.